Friends are a wonderful thing. Sometimes I feel like I don't have any friends in California, but I do. Even when they're not right here, I can always reach out and touch someone.
Thanks, Sushi :) I don't know what I'd do without you!
I've always been lucky enough to have a lot of friends; one of those kids who always had a group of other kids around. Still, I always had at least one "best friend" with whom I could share secrets, snacks and whatever else we were into at the time.
My first best friend was Diana Kessler. She changed schools after 3rd grade and I've never seen her since. After Diana, I was best friends over the years with Ford (we were a particularly naughty pair, at least till he was expelled in 4th grade :D), Deanna, Wendy, Dianne, Ruth, Angie and Lisa until I graduated from high school.
After high school, though, best friends seems like an oddity more so than a regular occurance. As an adult, my 'best' friends were women I worked with, like Diane, Lynda and Melani. Or, they'd be women who lived on the same Army base that I did, like Louise and Cheryl. Where I work now, there aren't many women with whom I have that sort of bond.
In a lot of peculiar ways, Matt's my best friend. Although unlike a girl best friend, he accidentally started telling someone something I'd told him...something a girl would have known was a secret. Fortunately, since he isn't a girl, I could backhand him to make him shut up. Maybe it's a good thing he's not a girl. :)